Do All Comic Book Movies Need A Gritty Reboot?

The summers were made for the large screen with excited moviegoers, and producers deliver comic book fans a treat for the next two years. This summer saw explosive comic-based movies: the Expendables 2, the Dark Knight Rises, and the first installment of the long-awaited Avengers. If you love the Avengers, you will have to wait until 2015 for the follow up. You can catch a piece of the action team in a comic-based video clip. Marvel’s Item 47 is a 12-minute movie short that continues the story of what was left behind after the Avengers won their last battle. In 1977, Judge Joseph Dredd found his beginnings in a British comic strip, TV Savings, and will return to the silver screen this year in Dredd 3D September 21. The production team promises the title character will keep his helmet on during the whole movie similar to his comic book character. Two other Marvel adventures update their series next year. Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World will reboot in 2013. Superhero fans have to wait for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy which both debut in 2014. Future projects that have received the green light are Flash, Spawn 2, Teen Titans, and Superman: Man of Steel which recently premiered its poster. One character that has been able to stand alone without his superhero team is Wolverine. Hugh Jackman reprises his role in The Wolverine set for theaters July, 26 2013. Fans can catch the character beforehand in a Japanese television series heading straight to DVD.

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Successful Remakes Of Foreign Films By Hollywood

Successful Remakes of Foreign Films by Hollywood

“The Departed” (2006), “Three Men and a Baby” (1987) and “True Lies” (1994) are just three pictures that put all-American spins on classy overseas productions.

“Infernal Affairs,” from Hong Kong, tells of a street gang member secretly working for the police, and a police officer secretly helping out that gang. Martin Scorsese reworked this tale into “The Departed,” set in Boston. The film earned Scorsese a long-overdue Best Director Oscar, and became his highest-grossing picture. “The Departed” works because of shocking plot twists, almost-unbearable tension and Jack Nicholson’s Read the rest of this entry »

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Worst Movies Sequels

Money production companies are always ready to create a sequel to a very popular movie. While this has created some great movies, there are far too many movie franchises that were ruined by terrible sequels. Less than popular movies usually don’t last long in theatres and end up on TV; you can view packages and a channel line-up at www.direct.tv/direct-tv-packages.html. While there are hundreds of horrible movie sequels, these are the four absolute worst.

Caddyshack II

“Caddyshack II” lacked all of the humor and charm that made the first film one of the all-time great comedies. The great performances of Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield were what made “Caddyshack” so great, but neither of them came back for the sequel. “Caddyshack II” featured horrible performances from Chevy Chase and Dan Akroyd, but they definitely were not helped out by the script.

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

Everything that made the original “Star Wars” films so great was absolutely destroyed in “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.” The first three films in the franchise will live on forever as classics, but the three films that followed came close to destroying the legacy of “Star Wars.” Of all the sequels, “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace” is easily the worst. It feature terrible action sequences and one of the most annoying characters in film history, Jar Jar Binx.

Blues Brothers 2000

The original “Blues Brothers” featured the best performance in John Belushi’s great career. The people that green-lit this movie should have known it would not be able to succeed without the talents of Belushi. While Dan Akroyd came back to reprise his role from the original film, John Goodman could not replicate the performance of John Belushi. “Blues Brothers 2000″ was set up to fail from the beginning with a terrible script and plot.

Batman and Robin

If it was not for Christopher Nolan, then this would have been the last Batman film ever created after Joel Schumacher tried to single-handily kill the franchise. “Batman and Robin” featured a terrible performance from Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze and horrible one-line jokes. While “Batman and Robin” was a commercial success, it will go down as one of the worst superhero movies ever made.

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Cult Classics That Should Be Left Alone

When the studio announced plans to remake The Evil Dead, fans went straight to the Internet to complain. They claimed that this cult classic didn’t need a remake, but once the trailer for that film dropped, fans suddenly changed their minds. Despite the interest and positive reviews of that film, there are still a few cult films that do not need a remake.

Dazed and Confused is just one of those films. The film followed a group of high Read the rest of this entry »

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Direct To DVD Movies Based On Upcoming Blockbusters

The major success of high-profile Hollywood films has inspired a trend in the direct-to-DVD market affectionately known as the “mockbuster.” These films are created specifically to cash in on the success of upcoming big-budget productions that are expected to be hits. Usually, “mockbusters” have similar plots or characters to their big-budget counterparts, but have much smaller budgets.

These films are timed to be released to the home video market while their big-studio counterpart is still in theaters in the hopes of luring in customers either knowingly or unknowingly. For example, when the hit Dreamworks film “Puss Read the rest of this entry »

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Successful T.V. Adaptations Of Hit Movies

Very rarely, does a movie crossover from the big screen to the small screen. The most commonly recognized move to make this transition is the move MASH. MASH, was one of the longest running sitcoms in T.V. history and still has one of the highest rated finales of all time. Other movies have received this same treatment with equal results.

The Hunger, based off of the Ridley Scott film, received it’s own television series in 1997 and ran for five years on Showtime in the United States. While it may Read the rest of this entry »

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Movies That Have Become Television Shows

Television networks will often take successful films and adapt them into series. The logic is that a popular film will entice audiences to check a TV series based on that film, thus ensuing long-term success. This is not always the case, but there are several examples of hit TV series based on films.

Perhaps the most famous example of this is “M.A.S.H.” Director Robert Altman’s original film was successful at the box office and with critics. This Read the rest of this entry »

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Television Shows Given The Movie Treatment

There have been many great movies based off of best-selling books. One new release move that recently came out was The Lucky One. This movie was based off of a Nikolas Sparks book. This movie is a great drama that anybody can enjoy. You will find this movie to be a tearjerker!

This movie is the perfect mix of a love story and drama. In this movie a guy is out fighting in the war. He Read the rest of this entry »

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Comic Book Movies Coming To A Theater Near You

The summers were made for the large screen with excited moviegoers, and producers deliver comic book fans a treat for the next two years. This summer saw explosive comic-based movies: the Expendables 2, the Dark Knight Rises, and the first installment of the long-awaited Avengers.

If you love the Avengers, you will have to wait until 2015 for the follow up. You can catch a piece of the action team in a comic-based video clip. Marvel’s Item 47 is a 12-minute movie short that continues the story of what was left Read the rest of this entry »

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